Treatments for Fibromyalgia Because of the range of options about fibromyalgia's cause and therapy, a wise approach is two months of natural therapies including sleep, daily walking, and supplements that are naturally in our body, says Dr. Oz. You can try magnesium (400 mg), malic acid (1200 mg), and ribose (one teaspoon or 5gms three times daily); since the ribose is sweet without significant calories, use this in place of sugar to get your daily dose. If this approach is ineffective, a more stringent regimen with drug therapy or alternative approaches should be entertained.
O's Fall Fashion File Click through to see four bargain versions of these infinitely adaptable classic pieces.
This Month's Menu
Chef Laura Pensiero's Real Food Diet can be expanded into a blueprint for a lifetime of healthy eating. Try the exclusive seasonal recipe variations.
Experiment With a New Look! Virtual makeovers are completely reversible, free, and might inspire you to make the changes you're considering.
UPDATE: Vernetta Cockerham's Legal Battle Comes to a Close
In the fifth year of fighting for justice over her daughter's horrific murder and a life-threatening assault by her estranged husband—tragedies that could have been prevented if domestic violence laws had been enforced—Vernetta Cockerham's case ended with a financial settlement on June 30th, 2009. Read more about it.
How Are You Doing with "The Talk"? Are you and your daughter having good, effective conversations about sex? Here are some questions to help you assess the quality of your conversations. Take the quiz!
Do You Know What Girls Think About Sex? Are mothers and daughters really communicating? The first ever O/Seventeen Sex survey went where no one has gone before. Take the quiz to find out just how much you know.
O's Fashion Team Goes Gaucho As fashion trends went south of the border this spring with globally inspired prairie looks, so did O 's editors. A trip to Argentina gave context to the clothes photographed in "Gaucho Chic". Take a behind-the-scenes look!
And the Oscar® Goes To... We've got the ultimate award-season cram session filled with facts about 2008's screen gems. Find out which DVDs are really worth watching (including the extras) with O's Oscar Cheat Sheet!
The Great Pantry Makeover
Cathy Mantuano, wine consultant for the restaurant in the Art Institute of Chicago's new Modern Wing (opening Spring 2009), offers delicious recipes (created with her husband, Spiaggia chef Tony Mantuano) that highlight seven new pantry must-haves, plus her wine pairings for each of those dishes. Get the menu.
Bob Greene's "Back to Business" Plan
Whether you're starting from square one or have landed back there, don't kick yourself: Bob Greene put together a 12-week program to encourage you on your way to successful weight loss. If you're already exercising and are ready to move on to the next level, choose from these additional plans. Start Bob Greene's program.
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The O List
Even more knockout presents under $100, including our editors' smartest advice on how to save money this season, and a roundup of eye-catching gifts that give back.Shop the guide.
Rickey Minor's No-Fail Holiday Playlist
If holiday songs bring back memories, the American Idol bandleader says join the chorus. Here, he gives up a playlist of his 25 favorite tracks that link genres and generations Get the playlist.
Matt O'Neil's Fruitcake "I took one bite and knew I had found the best fruitcake of the year. It was a tumble-down-comfort-chew." — Tom Chiarella from Behold, the Fruitcake. Try the recipe!
Exclusive Interview: Toni Morrison
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author introduces the characters featured in her ninth mesmerizing novel, A Mercy (Knopf). Watch now.
Dr. Oz's Beauty Quiz
In a new book (You: Being Beautiful with Michael Roizen, MD), Oprah's favorite doctor, Mehmet Oz, serves up a revealing beauty quiz and gives advice on how you can achieve a more magnificent you. Discover your YOU-Q.
Love Traps 101 The test here evaluates the schemas Jeffrey E. Young sees most often. For info on the other 10 schema pitfalls, read Liesl Schillinger's report on the amazingly effective new therapy that just might transform what we think about when we think about love.